Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival isn’t just about the beer – there’s also a great live music. We are very excited about our Friday night headliners who are headed up by a local musician of the highest international renown.
Widely speculated (but never confirmed) to be “Guitar George” who Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler thought “knows all the chords” when penning the 1979 hit Sultans Of Swing, George Borowski has been touring the world for decades and has shared stages with Meatloaf, Pixies, Radiohead, REM, Van Morrison, the Happy Mondays, Teenage Fanclub, Neil Young and more.
Although born in Penley, near Wrexham in North Wales and currently resident in Macclesfield, George considers Manchester his home town and despite having toured across the world, he returns home and gigs regularly across the city he loves.
He is an artist who has earned the highest level of respect from those on the ‘inside’ whilst also being able to reach and appeal to those on the ‘outside’ with his rarefied combination of presence, performance and beautifully crafted words of art.
“I have never seen a rock ‘n roll performer so completely connected with what he was doing on stage” Frank Black – Pixies
“A unique singer-songwriter with a righteous howl – George is one of the reasons I became a musician” Jimi Goodwin – Doves
Music with a message for all, delivered with a passion – George’s songwriting winds it’s way through pop, rock, country, blue suede tunes in true rock ‘n roll style.